This teen mom and her newborn rode a city bus to a school for delinquents. At 14, she was told to hide her baby bump and switch schools. And they delivered.
Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, believes that all young people should have the opportunity to pursue the future they want, to realize their greatest possibility, and to fully follow their intentions. This includes having the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. The nation has made remarkable progress.
While teen births rates are rapidly dropping, the disparity between Latino girls and their White and Black peers is still noticeable. This disparity has led researchers and program administrators alike to ask themselves…how much of Latino teen pregnancies are intended? It is not an unusual question since the number of unintended pregnancies is quite high.
California Agriculture 54 1 Members of the Teen Pregnancy Coalition of San Mateo County visit area middle and high schools to share the realities of teen parenting with students. T he teen birthrate for Latinos is nearly four times the birth rate for white teens in California California Department of Health ; fig.
I see a lot of Hispanic patients in my clinic, including adolescents who have just arrived from their home countries who need school physicals. The common adolescent topics—safety, drugs and sex—don't seem to apply to them. Early in my career I stumbled once when I tried to talk with a year-old boy in somewhat rudimentary Spanish about safe sex.
U nless the life chances of children raised by single mothers suddenly improve, the explosive growth of the U. Hispanic population over the next couple of decades does not bode well for American social stability. Hispanic immigrants bring near—Third World levels of fertility to America, coupled with what were once thought to be First World levels of illegitimacy.
Yanisha Claudio, 15, cuddles her son, Jordan. Jennifer Colon of the Nurturing Families Network looks on. While teen pregnancy rates have declined nationwide and in Connecticut, statistics and interviews show an intergenerational cycle of children-bearing-children puts Hispanic teens in Connecticut at risk of giving birth once, or even twice, before their twenties.
Birth rates among black and Latina teenagers have fallen dramatically over the past decade, but these young women are still often three times as likely as their white peers to have babies, a new government report finds. It varies a lot across the U. And the reasons are sadly familiar: high unemployment rates, parents who have less education, and high poverty levels.